Last weekend I took a little road trip. It was a much-needed getaway. And let me tell you, when I stepped out of my car and was greeted with silence, absolute silence – I knew I was in the right place.
My first morning there, I caught the sunrise. I can’t remember the last time I saw the sun rise when I wasn’t headed for work. And starting the morning in a rocking chair on the porch with nothing but the sounds of cattle in the distance…Heaven.
I wandered a little bit around the property while the temperatures were still relatively cool.
And to top of the day, I watched the sunset too.
It was the best weekend – full of good food, friends and laughter. Oh and margaritas…we can’t forget the margaritas.
I actually had a lovely birthday. So far it feels good to be 40. My mother made me a delicious lemon meringue pie. A co-worker brought red velvet cupcakes to work for me. I got to spend time with both friends and family without too much drama. Eric took me out to a fantastic restaurant for the most delicious dinner that included baklava ice cream cake for dessert.
I did buy myself a couple of things for my birthday – both of the things I had on my wishlist. I’m really enjoying my line a day journal. It’s interesting to see what comes into my mind when I sit down to write at the end of the day. And of course, I just had to have that Peridot polish I was coveting. It’s really gorgeous in person, and is just perfectly absinthe-fairy-green, sometimes gold and sometimes green.
I may have been so excited to have it finally that I tweeted this photo.
But, anyway, it was a delightfully lovely birthday and I hope it’s an indication of the year to come.